iowaman
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Delta To Order More B777-200LR Or The 787-8?

Fri Jun 17, 2005 2:24 pm

Pretty self explanatory. Do you think they will go with more of the T7's or the more fuel efficient 787's in the future?
 
767-332ER
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RE: Delta To Order More B777-200LR Or The 787-8?

Fri Jun 17, 2005 11:24 pm

Future? Delta is worrying about seeing the future before they can worry about what aircraft they're gonna order.
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B742
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RE: Delta To Order More B777-200LR Or The 787-8?

Sat Jun 18, 2005 12:26 am

Delta currently can't afford to make a large order of long haul a/c!

If they could, DL would order more 777's and maybe some 787's!

Rob!
 
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RE: Delta To Order More B777-200LR Or The 787-8?

Sat Jun 18, 2005 7:58 am

Well, DL does have 5 outstanding 772s on order, however they were deferred until a later date. I've also heard rumors that DL wants to sell these 5 particular 777s or at least their delivery slots. As for Delta to order the 787,.. hell, anything is possible if DL can improve their financial health. Let remember that Delta, along with American & Northwest are the only 3 legacy carriers left not to have file for Chapter 11...yet. I hope it stays that way. Regards.
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rwsea
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RE: Delta To Order More B777-200LR Or The 787-8?

Sat Jun 18, 2005 12:15 pm

I think given that DL returns to profitability, they would be best served by replacing the 762/763/764/777 with the 787. This would save money in terms of maintenance and training and all sorts of other things.

If routes like ATL-NRT and ATL-CDG need more capacity, they can increase the frequencies. For instance, ATL-LGW is 4x daily with the 763.

Regardless, DL needs to do something about its international fleet. The 763 is very comfortable from a passenger standpoint, but these planes need to be made-over with PTVs, better seats, redesigned BizElite, etc.
 
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RE: Delta To Order More B777-200LR Or The 787-8?

Sat Jun 18, 2005 4:08 pm

Quoting RwSEA (Reply 4):
The 763 is very comfortable from a passenger standpoint, but these planes need to be made-over with PTVs, better seats, redesigned BizElite, etc.

it's in the works, or will be if financials improve. expect something nice.
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Boeing7E7
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RE: Delta To Order More B777-200LR Or The 787-8?

Sun Jun 19, 2005 12:23 pm

If they can spin off DLC they'll be ordering the 787.
 
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RE: Delta To Order More B777-200LR Or The 787-8?

Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:48 am

Quoting FlagshipAZ (Reply 3):
Let remember that Delta, along with American & Northwest are the only 3 legacy carriers left not to have file for Chapter 11...yet

I know CO was in ch 11 in the 1990s, but not since 9/11!
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RE: Delta To Order More B777-200LR Or The 787-8?

Tue Jun 21, 2005 10:11 am

They aint ordering a damn thing anytime soon!
long live the 747!

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